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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Answer: People often get obsessed with different thoughts that they are unable to rid themselves of, in spite of evidence to the contrary. This is basically an obsessive thought disorder. Sometimes treating them with anti-depressants (especially SRI drugs like Prozac, Paxil, etc.) can be very effective. Also, a medical examination to rule out metabolic problems is in order if it has not already been done.
Obsessive Compulsive Anxiety
Answer: I donít really know currently. Some are researching the human genome for the cause since it does appear to run in families. Clearly, drugs like SRI anti-depressants have been a major treatment advance and will give a clue as to the cause in the future.